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Taking home both the audience prize for Best Director as well as the critics' prize for Best Film, writer-director Hilary Birmingham was the toast of the 2000 L.A. Independent Film Festival with this slice-of-life drama about a pair of motherless young men and their relationships with women. Tully Jr. (Anson Mount) and Earl (Glenn Fitzgerald) live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an off-again, on-again relationship with April (Catherine Kellner), a stripper in town. When their childhood friend Ella (Julianne Nicholson) returns to town to start a veterinary practice, however, Tully falls for her -- although the townsfolk have their doubts that he could ever commit to one woman. Birmingham based her film on a short story by author Tom McNeal; before Tully, the director cut her teeth producing PBS documentaries. Tully would go on to show at festivals in Toronto, Canada, and Melbourne, Australia. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:November 1, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Hilary Birmingham Best Screenplay 2002 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Julianne Nicholson Best Supporting Actress 2002 Nominee

Crew

Hilary Birmingham
Director
John Foster
Cinematographer
Affonso Goncalves
Editor
Mark White
Production Designer
Brad Bergbom
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom McNeal
Short Story Author
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